The Power of Balance: Transforming Self, Society, and Scientific Inquiry

The Power of Balance: Transforming Self, Society, and Scientific Inquiry

by William R Torbert
     
 

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Presenting a new theory of power, a new practice of management and a new theory of social science, this volume contradicts the following received wisdoms: that 'all power corrupts'; that all organizational structure constrains; and that social science is 'purer' the more it is divorced from action.

Torbert presents a conceptualization of power that generates

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Presenting a new theory of power, a new practice of management and a new theory of social science, this volume contradicts the following received wisdoms: that 'all power corrupts'; that all organizational structure constrains; and that social science is 'purer' the more it is divorced from action.

Torbert presents a conceptualization of power that generates productivity, justice and inquiry; develops a theory of 'liberating structure' through which organizations can generate continual quality improvement; and introduces a new paradigm of engaged social science - 'action inquiry'.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803940673
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
03/01/1991
Pages:
304

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